The WRP has received two grants to implement on-the-ground restoration projects that will improve flood resilience in the Upper White River valley towns of Hancock and Stockbridge.
Vermont’s Ecosystem Restoration Program takes action to reduce sediment and nutrient pollution from uncontrolled runoff into streams, rivers, ponds, wetlands, and lakes. The WRP will use ERP funds to acquire a conservation easement and to restore native vegetation along 2 river-side fields: one along the White River above Hancock village and one along the White River above Gaysville. Allowing the river to access these critical floodplains will reduce the speed and erosive power of floodwaters before they reach the more developed village centers.
Visit this link to learn more about the WRP’s river corridor protection program.